Using a Runner to Define Space

This amazing home by Fernlund + Logan Architects uses striped runners in abundance, and we love the effect. Runners decorate the home's hallways and rooms, defining space without dividing it. To get the same look in your own home, we recommend an inexpensive option...

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The striped Unni Rug from IKEA is just $20. Sew a few together, end-to-end, and you've got a custom runner. If you're looking for something less colorful and more like the rug shown above, check out IKEA's Admete and Hessum rugs, or the Richmond Stripe Rug (currently on clearance) at the Company Store. For more options, see AT's roundup of Colorful Striped IKEA Rugs.

Photos: Fernlund + Logan, Anna's Old-and-New Newburgh Victorian